Does Tim Tebow have a new girlfriend? Does it really matter? Tebow’s an athletic, good-looking college student; he can and should be in relationships with whoever he wants to be. That we in the blogosphere get to ogle his possible paramours is a little unfair, but, I suppose, just how the game is played. (The Big Lead)
Monthly Archives: March 2009
I’m starting something new. This is a daily collection of links, not all sports-related, devoted to the best, most interesting, or most important stuff I want to share.
Devil Ball Golf asks, “Can there be any doubters now?” Sure: Can Tiger go down the stretch on Sunday when his competition isn’t Sean O’Hair and isn’t coughing up a five-stroke advantage? Also, Stevie’s got calves. (Devil Ball Golf)
The No-Look Pass talks to former NBAer Tracy Murray.
Yeah, I enjoy doing these things. They’re fun, even if I’m doing them with an NCAA Tournament with the second-chalkiest Elite Eight since it expanded to 64 teams. (Only 2007, with three-seed Oregon crashing a top-two-lines party, beats 2009 in that respect, though the 2007 Final Four was much chalkier.)
As always, I rank these matchups in order of their appeal to me. Selected capsule previews and rankings follow.
Florida’s men’s and women’s basketball seasons ended last night, but you knew that, right? Maybe more importantly, UF’s baseball team fell to UNF in Jacksonville. If there’s a sport where UF clearly lags, it’s baseball. (UNF)
Tonight, the UF women’s basketball team faces a team some are calling the best to ever play women’s college basketball. And, what’s more, the Gators have to play the UConn Huskies in Storrs, Connecticut. Can they avoid being more than lambs led to slaughter?
After that game, their Y-chromosomed counterparts will take the floor in Gainesville and play Penn State for the right to advance to their fourth straight Final Four. (What? Even though it’s the NIT, it’s still a Final Four, right?) Will the Gators continue their hot postseason shooting, or will Stanley Pringle and the Nittany Lions spurt past them?
I have no idea. But I’ll be live blogging as I find out. Join me, won’t you?
The Florida Marlins are getting a new stadium and a new name in 2012. Or, at least, they might, if they avoid the six-year World Series-to-fire sale cycle this year. You can imagine Hanley Ramirez as Derek Jeter’s successor, right? (AP)